Receiving the ball under pressure

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Your players don't have eyes in the back of their head, but that shouldn't stop them from knowing when they're open and when they're marked.

To ensure players know when they've got time on the ball and when they don't, this session works on receiving the ball, scanning using your peripheral vision and turning out with their first touch, away from the defender, into the space.

What's in the session?

To help your players avoid running straight onto a defender's open stick this session starts slowly with a turning warm up and then gradually builds the intensity. By adding an extra pressure through conditioned games, this plan gets players to think about who's around them, and ensure they are always looking up - spotting outlets and being aware of the opposition's positioning.

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